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Cheetah Mom and Kid


Posted by clement on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:41 am

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Masai Mara. Kenya

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by Ron Day on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm
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Great family portrait, Clement. Love the dappled lighting – a little on the faces would have been nice..
 

by Square Man1 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:33 pm
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For me this image has the wow factor, I would be so happy if I had taken this one.

Congrats,

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by stevenmajor on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:37 pm
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Spot on...
I am happy for You clement.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:17 pm
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Beautiful interaction between mother and cub, Clement!  Having said that, I don't know what went wrong with your processing but it looks like you tried to lighten the cheetahs to bring out detail in the shade, but the effect is  strange and the eyes also look rather dead.  There is a light halo especially along their top body outlines.  Your images are always such high quality, that many of us aspire to, and it makes me wonder if you posted the wrong frame here?  I apologise for speaking my mind but this just isn't your normal excellent work.  I think this lovely behaviour capture deserves another try.  :) 
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by clement on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:15 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Beautiful interaction between mother and cub, Clement!  Having said that, I don't know what went wrong with your processing but it looks like you tried to lighten the cheetahs to bring out detail in the shade, but the effect is  strange and the eyes also look rather dead.  There is a light halo especially along their top body outlines.  Your images are always such high quality, that many of us aspire to, and it makes me wonder if you posted the wrong frame here?  I apologise for speaking my mind but this just isn't your normal excellent work.  I think this lovely behaviour capture deserves another try.  :) 




Completely agree with your Carol on the PP.. I did use the dodge tool on the cheetahs to bring them out a bit from the shadow..
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:46 am
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Thank you, Clement. Your work has been an inspiritation to me for the past ten years!

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by Marc on Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:53 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Beautiful interaction between mother and cub, Clement!  Having said that, I don't know what went wrong with your processing but it looks like you tried to lighten the cheetahs to bring out detail in the shade, but the effect is  strange and the eyes also look rather dead.  There is a light halo especially along their top body outlines.  Your images are always such high quality, that many of us aspire to, and it makes me wonder if you posted the wrong frame here?  I apologise for speaking my mind but this just isn't your normal excellent work.  I think this lovely behaviour capture deserves another try.  :) 



Cute moment Clement, however I have to agree with Carol here, sometimes we're in such a haste to post images up for review, that we don't take the time to cast a critical eye over our own images, I'm guilty myself of this.

I find going back to the image 24 hrs later, to reassess with "fresh" eyes helps greatly.

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